Updated: Sep 13
April 27th, 2023
Blog post by Lois Teye-Botchway
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 2023 Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C., was a resounding success for the Grady Trauma Project cohort, with several lab members receiving awards and presenting their research. We are incredibly proud of everyone who participated and the hard work and commitment they have shown to their research.
Cecilia Hinojosa was presented with two awards: the Career Development Leadership Program award and the Emerging Leader Award. These awards are given to individuals who have shown outstanding leadership potential and promise in their respective fields. Similarly, Meghna Ravi was also awarded the Career Development Leadership Program award, which highlights her exceptional work ethic and talent.
In addition, Shimarith Wallace received the BIPOC Membership Scholarship Award, which recognizes individuals from underrepresented communities who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of anxiety and depression.
Sarah Abdul-Ghani was awarded the Poster Award focused on Diversity Topics for her poster titled "The Relationship Between Economic Insecurity and COVID-19-Related Physical and Mental Health Concerns in a Minoritized Community". This award is a testament to Sarah's hard work and dedication to her research, which we are all proud of.
Additionally, our lab members presented several interesting poster presentations and talks. Dr. Jessica Maples-Keller gave a talk titled "MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD: Current Evidence, Translational Science, and Cultural Considerations", while Dr. Sanne van Rooij chaired the Scientific Research Symposium on "Precision Medicine and Device-Based Treatments for Depression".
Dr. Negar Fani also presented a talk about "Improvements in Interoception and Increased Interoceptive Network Connectivity in Dissociative Trauma-Exposed Women following Device-Augmented Breath-Focused Mindfulness". Finally, Dr. Abigail Lott and Dr. Vasiliki Michopoulos chaired a symposium titled "Data Driven Trauma Informed Healthcare: Increasing Knowledge and Understanding at the Patient, provider, and Contextual Levels", in which Dr. Cecilia Hinojosa, Dr. Emma Lathan, Briana Spivey, and Megna Ravi presented their work.
Overall, the success and achievements of our GTP lab members at the ADAA 2023 Annual Conference are a test
ament to their exceptional work and dedication. We are proud to be part of this community and look forward to seeing what the future holds for our members and their research.